This is not just a casual observation – it is the fundamental law of how things work. It explains why things do not work – in our time.
Lots of people have noticed how things are not working – in all kinds of ways. But no one (as far as I know) has noticed that nothing is working. That badness has taken over.
I must pause to explain the difference between conscious awareness and unconscious awareness. Most of our functioning is unconscious – our bodies go about their exceedingly complicated business without the central nervous system getting in the way.
But some animals developed a brain to help regulate all this – often by producing hormones, which flow through the blood. The discovery of these hormones were some of the major discoveries of modern science. But their discovery has not always been well-received.
For example, the discovery of the sexual arousal hormone – one of the many hormones generated by the brain. In humans, sexual arousal is mainly caused by visual cues – in contrast to the olfactory cues ‘in most animals. But the result is the same – engorgement of the sexual organs with blood. This is most striking in the male, but it also occurs in the female, to make her sexually receptive. It takes two to tango – but once it happens, it proceeds automatically.
People do not want to admit that they are driven by their hormones. They want everything to happen because of their conscious minds. There may be other forces at work, they admit – but these should be to be under their conscious, mental control.
I hardly need tell you, dear reader, that things do not work this way – and never have. Our emotions are always in control. And our emotions are often caused by our chemistry – our hormones.
But I have digressed – I started to write about badness and goodness – about morality. And how badness is now in control. With no one realizing it. What happened?
This was a long process, lasting centuries – which made it difficult for us to be aware of it. And now it has happened, makes it easy for us to deny that it happened.
But what happened was not all that complicated – we became more powerful because of all our new technologies – a whole explosion of them in the middle of the 19th Century. And we assumed this power made us superhuman – and this caused the moral codes to be reversed – bad became good. At least for our kind of people – and we could abuse the other kind of people.
There was nothing new about this – empires have always exploited their subjects. But the latest empire (globalization) was different – and resulted in a global Economy – where power was hard to get (especially for undeveloped countries) but still easy to detect. And if you had power, you had everything – and you didn’t hesitate to use it.
And I must emphasize, once again, that this was unconscious reasoning – which made it easy for them to deny (that what the unconscious is for). But anyone can easily deduce what it is – by carefully observing their overt behavior.